Robert Snodgrass buzzing for Alan Hutton as Aston Villa make Premier League return

Alan Hutton has returned to the Premier League with Aston Villa after the Midlands outfit beat Derby 2-1 in the Championship Playoff Final.

Hutton was part of the Villa squad relegated in 2016 with just 17 points, and he has stayed on to repair the damage of that awful season.

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And his fellow Scotland international Robert Snodgrass was quick to praise Hutton on Instagram.

West Ham’s creative playmaker has played with Hutton for Scotland and he is delighted for the man who could easily have left when Villa were relegated.

A knee injury in February cruelly cut the Scots’ season short, but he will be overjoyed that his teammates have managed to get the job done without him.

He made an appearance on the final game of the season against Norwich City and was handed the captains’ armband.

His contract is due to expire this summer and it remains to be seen whether he will be awarded an extension so he can add to his 202 appearances for Villa.

If the 34-year-old is not handed a new deal, he leaves knowing he has helped Villa return to the top-flight.

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